The sun is shining, the windows are open, and a chorus of lawnmowers is echoing through the neighborhood. It’s cookout season again. It’s time for veggie burgers and dogs, for charred peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. But aren’t you ready to try something new? Read on to discover five of my favorite grilled vegetables to add to this summer’s cookout menus.
Veggies for the Grill: Your Style
There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. If you are perfectly happy with grilled zucchini, eggplant, and peppers, carry on!
But if you want to expand your grilled vegetable palette, this guide is for you. We’re going on a deep dive into the produce aisle to find the best overlooked veggies (and, technically, one fruit) for grilling.
Some of the veggies on the list are are packing bold flavors, and don’t need much more than a brush of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Others are mild, and will make a great foundation for your favorite spices, marinades, or sauces. Some of the favorites in my house are savory creole seasoning or sweet and spicy gochujang.
5 Grilled Vegetables to Try This Summer
Looking for some unique grilled veggies to add to your summer cookouts? These are my favorite often-overlooked vegetables that you probably haven’t tried — but definitely should!
What You’ll Need to Make These Grilled Vegetables
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If you’re a grilling enthusiast, you probably have everything you need to get started. So, before you fire up the grill, just gather a few of these grilling essentials.
- A gas or charcoal grill (if you don’t have a grill, try a grill pan or your oven’s broiler function
- Basic grill tools
- Aluminum foil or an alternative, like cedar wraps or mesh grilling bags
Have you tried grilling any of these veggies? Or are there any other unusual fruits or vegetables that you like to throw on the grill? Let me know in the comments below!
Go forth and grill!